Coronavirus Info Center

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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The coronavirus outbreak is a constantly evolving situation, and The Quick Group is committed to staying in close communication with our customers during this health crisis. This page is designed to provide you with the latest information and answers to your questions regarding how the outbreak is impacting global shipments. We’re also including links to relevant information published by expert sources. If you have questions or need information that is not addressed on this page, please contact your local customer service office or your Quick/Sterling representative.

In the meantime, we remain focused on continuing to deliver the transportation solutions that meet your urgent shipping needs.

Latest News

Canada

Canada has closed its border to non-Canadians or non-permanent residents; the only people allowed in will be Canadian citizens, permanent residents and US Citizens for the time being. Starting March 18th.

Travel Update:

15 Mar, 2020 - Contingency Planning - EMEA, LATAM
  • United Kingdom: residents will not be allowed to travel to the United States for 30 days beginning 16 March
  • Ireland: residents will not be allowed to travel to the United States for 30 days beginning 16 March
  • Uruguay: Travelers from Italy, Spain, Germany, Korea, Iran, Singapore, Japan and France are not allowed to enter the country.
  • Peru: All flights to Europe will be suspended as of 16 March for 30 days.

The following added border closures were announced today:

  • Spain is closing borders, quarantining citizens, banning inbound flights and closing the country
  • Netherlands is closing borders
  • Slovenia is closing borders
  • Slovakia is closing borders
  • Romania is closing borders

The US government announced that it was extending its travel ban to apply to the United Kingdom, Ireland and Poland, effective Monday.

SCREENING UPDATE

Most companies, institutions and medical facilities are working to protect employees, patients and visitors. At many facilities, particularly medical facilities, the public is screened prior to entry. This applies to our drivers making pick-ups and deliveries.

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 Preventive Temperature -Tests Performed at Hospitals - Update 11 March, 8:00pm EDT

Hospitals working to protect employees and patients are now starting to temperature-test the public entering hospitals which includes our drivers making Pick Ups and Deliveries, before allowing access into their facilities. We will continue to monitor each shipment and alert you should there be a delay.
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Resources
Expediting Your critical Life Science Shipments - 8 Tips To Mitigate Delays And Ensure On-Time Delivery

Expediting Your critical Life Science Shipments - 8 Tips To Mitigate Delays And Ensure On-Time Delivery

02 Apr, 2021 - Podcasts & eBooks
As we're still dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain, it's more important than ever to do the necessary preparation and planning before your shipment is picked up. Read our tips sheet to learn the eight steps you can take to help avoid unforeseen delays. Download PDF
The Quick Group’s IT Roundtable: Managing a Crisis on the Global Stage

The Quick Group’s IT Roundtable: Managing a Crisis on the Global Stage

02 Apr, 2021 - Podcasts & eBooks
Listen to The Quick Group's IT leaders discussion on business continuity & supporting customers' mission-critical logistics during a global pandemic. Listen here

What Activities Can You do After Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine?

01 Apr, 2021 - Helpful Links
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines on what activities are safe for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID19, as well as those that require taking some precautions. www.healthmatters.nyp.org
Trypanophobia or "needle phobia" is real!

Trypanophobia or "needle phobia" is real!

01 Apr, 2021 - Helpful Links
And it may make some people feel anxious about COVID-19 vaccines, which may require not just one, but two shots. If this sounds familiar to you or someone you know, you'll be interested in this article that provides helpful tips on how to cope with "needle phobia." https://khn.org
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